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Breaking Banks

The #1 global fintech radio show and podcast. Every week we explore the personalities, startups, innovators, and industry players driving disruption in financial services; from Incumbents to unicorns, and from the latest cutting edge technology to the people who are using it to help to create a more innovative, inclusive and healthy financial future.

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Episode 407: The Small Business Ping Pong Ball

In This Episode What is small and what is big? Why do we draw lines and silos in the banking world around small businesses. Small businesses generate 44% of US economic activity, yet are often misunderstood and ping ponged between the consumer and commercial parts of the bank. This week Derik Sutton Vice President of Product and Experience at Autobooks, Allison Netzer, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Nymbus and I talk about the SMB ping pong challenge. In the second half the hosts of BB get together to reflect on the changes in banking as a result of 9/11 and how CoVID might likewise change financial services regulation moving forward. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Spotify | Blubrry | RSS https://youtu.be/BQC7NWWrJz8


16 Sep 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 406: The Power to Amplify

In This Episode Today Brett and I talk to Nick Elders, fintech provocateur, president and co-founder of SPARK from Ignify Technologie. Spark is a social mission-driven company whose cloud-based loan origination platform helped them originate $9 billion in aggregate loan activity through over 50,000 loans in the first 2.5 months of PPP. This is not another story of a small business lending platform, however. It is about the power of purpose and the need for intentionality. Networks become powerful amplifiers – of either good or propagating old stereotypes and systemic bias. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Spotify | Blubrry | RSS


9 Sep 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 405: Driving Change Through Talent and Infrastructure

In This Episode Matteo Rizzi, Executive Producer and co-host for Breaking Banks Europe talks with Neville Bourke from Futurus and Drew Graham, former Director of Digital Strategy for Barclays to explore the tensions between talent and infrastructure, and between corporate executives and entrepreneurs. From the corporate inclination to try to explain a future that is unexplainable, to how HR too often serves as a risk management function dedicated to maintaining the status quo, to some of the ways mature organizations get in their own way through policies and practices that filter out the very rebels needed to drive real change from within. Then they look into some groundbreaking models from some of the most innovative financial institutions in the world. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Spotify | Blubrry | RSS https://youtu.be/0u7O2xfW83g

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2 Sep 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 404: Crypto Wars meets Financial Health

In This Episode In this week’s Breaking Banks we go 21st century. In the first half host Brett King interviews renowned journalist and personal finance specialist Jean Chatzky on how tech is changing the way we invest and save. Chatzky talks about HerMoney and the work she’s doing to help investors of all sorts, but specifically to the underserved community of women investors. In the second half, Brett King is joined by regular Dave Birch to review the book “Crypto Wars: Faked Deaths, Missing Billions and Industry Disruption” with author Erica Stanford. We talk John McAfee, and the true crime story that is Gerry Cotten and the Canadian Exchange Quadriga. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Spotify | Blubrry | RSS https://youtu.be/y9U__OemIXc


26 Aug 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 403: Fintech ramping up in Kenya

In This Episode In this episode we return to Nairobi, Kenya to chat with Eddie and Paul Ndichu the founders of WapiPay, a new pan-African cross-border payments startup, mainly focused on payments to and from China for now. We also get an update on how the pandemic has accelerated adoption of fintech across Africa, and we take a quick trip down memory lane to our last trip to Nairobi where Breaking Banks profiled M-Pesa. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Spotify | Blubrry | RSS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7DWmEYuaW0


19 Aug 2021

Rank #5

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Episode 402: The Golden Rules of Fintech

In This Episode Finovate is celebrating 14 years as the first conference series focused on financial & banking technology innovation, and their 100th episode on Provoke.fm. Host Greg Palmer distills the three golden rules of fintech he’s learned  from more than 2,000 demos & presentations by hundreds of companies from all over the world. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Spotify | Blubrry | RSS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=885zMgOYf9Q


12 Aug 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 401: The Ergonomics of Empowerment

In This Episode Today’s episode is a deep dive on financial empowerment at a global level. Earlier this year, Finastra commissioned a study to look at how financial institutions can help their customers transform their relationship with money. One of the unique aspects of the study is it took an ethnographic approach to understand how ordinary consumers feel about money, their dreams and concerns, and what they believe about empowerment. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Spotify | Blubrry | RSS https://youtu.be/cBfcxQP2JxY


5 Aug 2021

Rank #7

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Episode 400: Building the Next Generation of Banker

In This Episode When Breaking Banks first aired in May of 2013 the world of fintech was much simpler. PayPal was well established in the payments space with some upstarts like Braintree and Venmo gaining traction. The rest of the fintech world was divided by lenders like Prosper and Lending Club and both pioneer neobanks Simple and Perkstreet were in the process of being sold.Since then, the diversity and depth of fintech has taken hold. As Angela Strange at a16z says – every company is a fintech of sorts.Breaking Banks also evolved, launching the Provoke Media network to address the diversity and depth of topics of relevance to the industry. Today we’re featuring the latest addition to the Provoke family: the NextGen Banker. David Reiling, CEO of Sunrise Banks hosts a variety of guests to talk about what the bank and banker of the future will look like. Listen to this episode where he hosts Jo Ann Barefoot to talk about regulation.If you haven’t listened to the other podcasts, go to provoke.fm right after you listen to David and Jo Ann! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Spotify | Blubrry | RSS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w2bN83qYlM


29 Jul 2021

Rank #8

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Episode 399: Beyond the Bottom Line

In This Episode Jennifer Tescher is founder and CEO of the Financial Health Network, and host of the Emerge Everywhere podcast on the Provoke.fm network. She talks with Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune Media, on the evolution of capitalism and how CEOs are finding new ways to address large global challenges that go far beyond short-term financial performance.  Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Spotify | Blubrry | RSS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOS1z15A7uE


22 Jul 2021

Rank #9

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Episode 398: Data Is What Data Does

In This Episode In this episode host Brett King tackles the complexity of how to manage data in an environment increasingly reliant on your personal information, when privacy concerns and aging identity infrastructure clash with the reality of the 21st century. Bob Legters from FIS Ethos Data Solutions Group joins to talk about how FIS is adapting to a cloud and data first architecture. Take your organization’s data to the next level and protect data wherever it is. Go from Flintstones to Jetsons in one move. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Spotify | Blubrry | RSS https://youtu.be/kKFlfO4tiQw


15 Jul 2021

Rank #10